Alternative education in the 21st century: voices from Vancouver Island.

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dc.contributor.author Hlady, Karen J.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-15T21:39:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-15T21:39:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-01-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4425
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore paradigms, policies and practices governing alternative education in Central Vancouver Island. I sought whether current alternative education dimensions, models and pedagogies were aligned with 21st Century Learning principles set forth by the BC Ministry of Education. I interviewed key informants and approached this study with an Interpretivist qualitative research design grounded in phenomenological principles. Findings were generally congruent with the literature regarding defining, describing and understanding alternative education. Suggestions included redefining success and using relevant criteria to evaluate program efficacy and student achievement. Successful alternative education characteristics and features were highlighted and compared to the 21st Century Learning paradigm. Preliminary findings indicated similarities between the two educational philosophies. Recommendations included using successful alternative programs as models to implement 21st Century Learning in mainstream schools. Future research should include student, teacher and parent voices regarding alternative education delivery models, services and evaluation. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject alternative education en_US
dc.subject alternative school en_US
dc.subject alternative program en_US
dc.subject alternative student en_US
dc.subject educational philosophy en_US
dc.subject evaluation en_US
dc.subject 21st century learning en_US
dc.subject Vancouver Island en_US
dc.title Alternative education in the 21st century: voices from Vancouver Island. en_US
dc.title.alternative Alternative education in the twenty-first century en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Crippen, Carolyn L.
dc.contributor.supervisor Gounko, Tatiana
dc.degree.department Dept. of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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